Kristin Chilton

Stu Johnson

Lexington’s new fire training tower opened officially this week with a Wednesday ribbon-cutting, attended by Mayor Jim Gray, former Mayor Teresa Isaac, members of council and past and present fire officials.

A group of 20 Lexington firefighters will spend the next eight to ten days in Texas, assisting with hurricane and flood relief efforts. 

The crew, along with two boats, other land vehicles, and a support trailer will be staging in the city of College Station.

Lexington leaders are considering ways to help ensure fire trucks and ambulances don’t encounter any parked car delays in getting to those in need.  

Council members heard Tuesday about a proposal to limit some neighborhood parking to one side of the street.

Lexington Officials Celebrate New Fire Station

Jul 6, 2017
Stu Johnson

A ribbon-cutting Thursday at Lexington’s newest fire station brought the mayor, most of the city council, and public safety workers together for the ceremony. 

Fire station two off Eastland Drive will likely continue to be one of the busiest in town.

A combination of public and private funds is being used in Lexington to help cover the cost of drugs used to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses. 

Lexington leaders accepted a donation from a local bank Tuesday at the council work session.

A second $25,000 donation from a Lexington-based bank will be used to help pay for additional doses of the drug Narcan, often administered to those overdosed on heroin. 

Police Chief Mark Barnard says it’s taking more Narcan to try to save heroin users.

Chilton Named Lexington's New Fire Chief

Mar 24, 2016

The city of Lexington has a new fire chief.  The announcement came Thursday from Mayor Jim Gray. 

Kristin Chilton is Lexington’s first female fire chief. She has more than two decades of firefighting experience in the bluegrass.